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PixInsight => Wish List => Topic started by: RBA on 2019 April 20 08:14:52

Title: Default values in RT-Preview windows + Zoom in RT-Preview
Post by: RBA on 2019 April 20 08:14:52
When I start PixInsight, the default value for Quality in the RT-Preview window is "Smooth" - another value I find changing every time to "Maximum". Can this be saved from session to session, or a setting be created to define which quality the user wants by default? What is the advantage of having the default as smooth anyway? (legitimately curious, not a rhetorical question)

Last, what about the possibility of zooming in and out in the RT Preview window? I'd get rid of the image auto-fit as one resizes the RT-Preview window, and add a scaling parameter somewhere.

Thanks,
Rogelio

Title: Re: Default values in Process Explorer and RT-Preview windows + Zoom in RT-Preview
Post by: dld on 2019 April 20 09:56:49
Hello Rogelio,

Regarding your first question, take a look at Global Preferences > Main Window /Startup. Keep "Expand favorites item at startup" and uncheck the undesired options.

Cheers!
Title: Re: Default values in Process Explorer and RT-Preview windows + Zoom in RT-Preview
Post by: RBA on 2019 April 20 10:12:04
Regarding your first question, take a look at Global Preferences > Main Window /Startup. Keep "Expand favorites item at startup" and uncheck the undesired options.

There you go , thanks :)
Title: Re: Default values in RT-Preview windows + Zoom in RT-Preview
Post by: Juan Conejero on 2019 April 21 04:02:56
Hi Rogelio,

Agreed, the Real-Time Preview functionality is in need of a complete redesign and reimplementation. This is probably one of the first things I should attack after the current high-priority tasks: improved astrometry support, new mosaic generation tool, new version of DBE, new JavaScript engine based on Google's V8. Hopefully a new R-T preview, at least with some basic improvements, will be available this year.

As for the default smooth mode, well, IMO it is the best option in most cases. I'll include a new permanent setting to remember the user's selection across application executions. Thanks for pointing all of this stuff out.